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Young entrepreneurs to develop local Pakistan’s Silicon Valley

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Jazz accelerator is a premium program that helps sustain the incubation activity through more funding and services and seed funding was provided by Ignite, a national technology fund. To connect with seasoned professionals, ambitious peers, and mentors Teamup manages operations of the NIC, Islamabad offering startups the opportunities. Different public and private sector organizations synergy […]…Read More

University of Haripur signs MoU with Tech Valley

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article image STAFF REPORT ABBOTABAD: The University of Haripur (UoH) and Tech Valley Abbottabad, a private tech organisation, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). UoH Vice Chancellor Dr Nasser Ali Khan, UoH Head of IT Department Muhammad Junaid, Tech Valley Abbottabad founders Umar Farooq and Abdullah Ijaz, activists and academics were in attendance on this occasion. While briefing the participants about the MoU, Farooq said Tech Valley Abbottabad plans to hire over 1,000 interns…Read More

Broghul valley gets 30KV small hydro power house

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article image STAFF REPORT CHITRAL: The Sarhad Rural Support Program (SRSP) has launched a 30 KV micro hydro power house MHP at Broghul valley in order to bring positive changes in the lives of people who are still living in the stone-age era. General Officer Commanding Malakand Major General Javed Mahmood Bukhari inaugurated the power house. Chief executive officer of SRSP Shahzda Masoodul Mulk was present on the occasion. "This power house will bring positive changes in the lives of the…Read More

Pakistani re-inventing internet in Silicon Valley

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article image MONITORING REPORT ISB: Wedge is part of the Open Compute Project (OCP) which is being led by Najam Ahmad, the Director of Technical Operations at Facebook. Najam, who was born in Karachi, holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from NED University of Engineering and Technology and later on went to do his Master of Science in Telecommunication Protocols and Computer Science from George Washington University. Prior to Facebook, Najam was General Manager of Global Networking Services at…Read More

Pakistani startups with rich ideas in Silicon Valley

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article image MONITORING REPORT ISB: VIVID Technologies, a UK based Pakistani startup, has qualified for Blackbox Connect 2014 and secured 30 million rupees seed funding from UK investors. Blackbox Connect is an initiative by Google for Entrepreneurs’. It’s a two week programme, where startups from outside the US are brought to Silicon Valley and given a chance to interact with like-minded entrepreneurs, executives and investors through intensive workshops and meetings. Another Pakistani…Read More

Telecom facility in Neelum Valley on the card

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STAFF REPORT RWP: The Special Communication Organisation (SCO) is planning to lay telecommunication infrastructure in Neelum Valley of AJK to link it with the rest of the country. SCO officials said this while talking to a delegation of PML-N AJK, led by its Secretary-General Shah Ghulam Qadir who have recently called on them at the SCO headquarters in Rawalpindi. The SCO officials said that they have already provided telephone facilities to the people in Shadra, Kel and Athmuqam and very…Read More

Climate change caused Indus Valley civilisation collapse

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STAFF REPORT ISB: A study has confirmed that the Bronze Age Indus Valley Civilization which in its heyday spanned across present day India and Pakistan declined due to climate change. Renowned scientists from the University of Cambridge have found evidence from Meghalaya, Oman and the Arabian Sea to provide strongly demonstrating that an abrupt weakening of the summer monsoon affected northwest India as many as 4,100 years ago. The resulting drought coincided with the beginning of the…Read More

Could Silicon Valley be made in Pakistan?

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By Muhammad ShafqatPALO ALTO is a rustic California county, once commonly known as the Valley of Heart’s Delight for its apricots and apples, was transformed by a pipe dream of single visionary Leland Stanford into the birth-place of cutting edge technologies.Silicon Valley now makes up the world’s 8th largest economy in the world, home to some of the most valuable companies like Apple, Microsoft, HP, Intel and more. It has been the benchmark for countries when it comes to cluster…Read More